Archive for October, 2012

Altered Halloween Fun

October 30th, 2012

One of my good friends always teases me that I have a gift of re purposing items.  Whenever we are together I’ll find something that I could alter as a gift giving opportunity.  I even do it at work.  So we had lunch brought in the other day and they sent the food in these sturdy black boxes.  I’m thinking they would be perfect for gift boxes.  Then further what about a BOO box for a neighbor or family member.  I was able to nab (3) of them before my coworkers crushed them up for the garbage.  Here is what I did with one of them.  I filled it with kleenex, notepaper, pumpkin themed napkins, a candle and candy.  Here is what my finished box looked like.  It’s going to make the perfect Boo box for our adopted grandma that lives next door to us!

Happy Halloween!

Fun With Circles

October 27th, 2012

The air had a certain crispness about it this morning…the heat kicked in and I could see frost on the grass.

Time to get movin on more Holiday Cards.  On the Doodlebug Blog I saw a challenge posted for Happy Mail on Big Picture Classes. The challenge was to make a card with (2) different sized circles.  So I got out the trusty Cricut and cut out two different sized circles and crated a cute Holiday Card use for  present topper!

My First Holiday Card….

October 26th, 2012

Using a sketch on Pamela’s World of Scrap I created my first Holiday card of the season.  I loved the sketch as it is super versatile.  Here is the sketch:

And here is my card using Pebbles products.

Pink Paislee City Sidewalks Give Away on Scrap It Girl

October 24th, 2012

I recently stumbled upon a fun challenge blog/store that happens to be located not far from where I live.  They are hosting a give away with Pink Paislee’s  City Sidewalk collection.  You can see the collection here.

I love this collection all the tags and vintage patterns for the holidays!  I would love to create a framed art for the hallway or to give away as a gift.

You can read about the give away on Scrap it Girl here.

One of my faves in this collection:

A Spooky Layout

October 21st, 2012

It’s almost that time of year again when the kids are excited about their costumes and can’t wait to run up to each houses doorebell and sing “Trick or Treat”!  I think this year will be much more fun now that Makenah is a bit older.  Our family tradition we just started when Makenah was born is dressing up and heading out to a local State Park.  All the campers decorate their sites to be “haunted”.  It is an amazing evening of spooktacular fun!  I had a family pic from last year I have been wanting to scrap.  I found this sketch at Page Maps that I followed as a base.

I also combined this challenge with For the Luv of Art Halloweeen Challenge.

Sketch with MOB

October 12th, 2012

Mother of Boys Scrapbook Kit posted a sketch challenge for the month.   Here is the sketch:

This motivated me to scrap some recent photo’s of Brayden.  It’s hard to believe how much he has grown!  We had a playday late in summer where I took these photo’s.

You can check out their monthly kits, inspiration and challenges here.

And Another Card

October 11th, 2012

Here is one more card I created using one of the sketches found on Pamela’s World of Scrap.

Fun with Card Sketches

October 11th, 2012

On Pamela’s World of Scrap she posted some sketches perfect for cardmakers! I was inspired by the following sketch and hope to have time to create using more of the sketches she has posted!

You can find more sketches here.

Give Away Alert

October 9th, 2012

I’m sharing details of a fun giveaway on a blog I follow:  Pamela’s World of Scrap.

In honor of the recent World Card Making Day, the following giveaway is shown below:

The details are as follows:

Leave a comment on the blog post!

extra chances to win by doing the following:
  • If you are already a follower of her blog or have just become one, let her know. Just leave another comment on the blog post letting her know that you are a follower (old or new) and you will automatically be entered in for another chance at the giveaway.
  • Share this giveaway on a blog, facebook, or another website. Leave her another comment on theblog post with a link to where you shared it and you will automatically be entered in for another chance at the giveaway.
The winner will be announced on October 15th.
Good luck!

MOB Scrapbook Kit

October 7th, 2012

Lately I have been looking for inspiration and stumbled upon several great blogs/sites.  However this one caught my eye because I often struggle with papers as my son is getting older.  MOB = mother of boys and they offer fabulous kits.  I know they just recently got started and I look forward to watching them grow.  Check out this great giveaway!


Are you FOLLOWING MOB?  What about your friends? Starting today our goal is to get 100 followers on our blog by the end of October.   If we get to 100 followers by October 31, 2012 11:59 PM  (PST) we will have a GIVEAWAY!!!! The first 100 followers will be entered into a drawing for the following prize, generously donated by: Fancy Pants Designs

Happy Together Collection Kit Kit includes: 12 Double-sided Patterned Papers 1 Alpha Sticker 1 Element Sticker Sheet ! Flocked Transparency 1 Printed Transperancy 1 Colored Rub-On Sheet 10 Glitter Cuts
HOW TO ENTER: *If you are already and follower, you are already entered into the drawing If you are not a follower of MOB, all you have to do is become a follower and you will be entered into the drawing. HOW TO GET EXTRA ENTRIES INTO THE DRAWING: (1) Post this Giveaway on your Blog or Facebook and comment below with the link
(2) If you send a friend over to become a follower of our blog and they comment below that you sent them, you receive another entry into the drawing. If that person is randomly chosen in the prize drawing, you will win a $10 gift card from MOB Scrapbook Kit Club.

So lets help them reach 100 followers!  You can check more out here:

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